Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ is a gorgeous, tedious journey

Martin Scorsese's "Silence " is not an easy film to watch. At times it's grotesquely violent, at others tediously slow. But it is a full and worthy

In ‘Barry,’ a young Obama, long before ‘hope’

N ot since young Abe have the early formations of an American president inspired as much moviemaking as Barack Obama’s early life. Vikram Ghandi’s “Barry,” a snapshot of Obama as

Can you go home again? The lovely ‘Lion’ says yes

There are two ways to view “Lion.” One is as a heart-warming tale of love beyond boundaries and the incandescent pull of home. The more cynical view is that

A poet on the run in startlingly great ‘Neruda’

Chilean director Pablo Larrain is on a hero’s quest to destroy the conventional biopic it seems. He turned the post-assassination days of Jacqueline Kennedy into an atmospheric examination of

In ‘Jackie,’ a fractured Kennedy fable

 History, lately run amok, is ordered with such tidy, forceful finesse by Natalie Portman’s Jacqueline Kennedy in in the piercing “Jackie.” Summoning a journalist to Hyannis Port in 1963,

Beatty as eccentric billionaire – not THAT one

Lily Collins (left), and Alden Ehrenreich in a scene from "Rules Don't Apply" Warren Beatty doesn't want us to regard "Rules Don't Apply," in which he stars as Howard

Superb ‘Manchester by the Sea’ swells with emotion

It's hard to overstate the magnificence of Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea ." His third feature following "You Can Count on Me" and "Margaret" is one that swells

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is a mesmeric trip

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk “ is not a war movie in the traditional sense. There are battle scenes, and brothers in arms banter, sure, but

‘The Eagle Huntress’ is a heartwarming all-ages tale

There is an ancient tradition of falconry practiced by the people of Mongolia where burkitshi, or "eagle hunters," train golden eagles to respond to their call and hunt hares and

Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon in ‘Inferno’

By a twist of fate, there are two infernos you can submerge yourself in this weekend. You can either take the Dan Brown audio tour of Florence and Dante’s Divine

‘The Joneses’ is another studio comedy misfire

The modern studio comedy increasingly feels limp, suffocated by the financial imperatives of high-concept plots and desperately in search of signs of life. Greg Mottola’s “Keeping Up With the Joneses”

A superhero CPA in Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’

The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant," starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA — roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone — gets his shot at action hero

Riveting ‘Deepwater Horizon’ captivates throughout

  We all know how “Deepwater Horizon “ ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil

A Holocaust denier is brought to justice in ‘Denial’

Mick Jackson's "Denial" brings all the decorous polish of a British courtroom drama to the pungent libel case of a Holocaust denier. Based on Deborah Lipstadt's book "History on Trial: My

‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again, with more guns

Deciding to remake “The Magnificent Seven” with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. John Sturges’ 1960 tome, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic “Seven Samurai,”

Patriot games in Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

Edward Snowden, who cast himself as the hero of his own spy movie, gets the real thing in Oliver Stone's Hollywoodized biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower. Who but an